Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm PDT
yoshihiko noda are expected to retain their posts. in the new party executive line-up kan asked former party executive general ichiro ozawa and the party's upper house leader azuma koshiishi to serve as his deputies. however, koshiishi told aides that both he and ozawa have declined the offer. now, on friday morning kan accepted the resignations of all current ministers at a cabinet meeting. he will launch his new cabinet this afternoon. he appointed new party executives at a meeting this morning of all legislators from the party. on friday afternoon kan will meet shizuka kamei, the leader of the people's new party. the governing coalition partner. and after that kan will announce the line-up of his new cabinet. >>> and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks very much for joining us. my colleague gene otani is up next at the top of the hour with more of your updates. so do stay with us.
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm PDT
maehara, who was appointed as the new foreign minister. and finance minister yoshihiko noda retains his post. akihiro ohato, economy, trade and industry minister. the defense minister keeps his position. former tottori governor yoshihiro katayama, internal affairs minister. democratic party policy research committee chief will also serve as reform minister. shozaburo jimi retains his position as postal reform minister. he is a member of the people's new party, the dpj's governing coalition partner. kan says his new cabinet will tackle three main issues including promoting the economy and improving japan's role in the global community. he spoke friday at the cabinet's first meeting. >> translator: we will aim to become a cabinet that will do what it has said and will address concrete matters. first of all, we must tackle economic issues. they include economic growth, employment and budget. our efforts to address economic matters must be relentless. we will speak out on japan's role in the international community. japan will show where it stands with its actions. we will change the curren